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Jenny Morgan Receives Educator of Excellence Award

Jenny Morgan recognized as Educator of Excellence

Jenny Morgan was recognized Wednesday, November 9th at the Exceptional Children’s Conference in Greensboro.  She was selected as an Educator of Excellence for her dedication, knowledge, and overall outstanding contributions to educating and serving students with disabilities.  Jenny serves preschool students in a variety of settings as well as leads assessment teams in providing services to preschool-aged children.  She is ... Read More »

NCHS & DHS Present – Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit

Law and Order Flyer

Meet Detective H.D. and Detective Cindy as they try to investigate who blew down the three little pigs’ house. They must gather clues and evidence and interrogate other famous fairy tale characters such as Pinocchio, Jack & Jill, and Hansel & Gretel. Written and performed in a similar manner to the popular television series, Law & Order, you will find ... Read More »


Julia Styers, Dr. June Atkinson, and Judy McLaughlin at Top 10 Banquet

For the third year in a row, Newton-Conover City Schools was honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Durham for being one of the top ten school districts in the state with a 2016 cohort graduation rate of 93.5%.  Mrs. Judy McLaughlin, N-CCS Dropout Prevention Specialist and Mrs. Julia Styers, N-CCS Career and Technical Education/Student Services Director attended the ... Read More »

EdcampSTEM West is Coming to a School Near You!

Edcamp STEM West Logo

Save the date: EdCampSTEM West – January 21, 2017 Grandview Middle School in Hickory, NC 8:00 to 12:30pm Snow Date: January 28, 2017 Register Here: EdCampSTEMWest The EdCampSTEMWest organizing team is excited to share with you plans for an Edcamp with a STEM focus. This Edcamp has everything that you expect from an Edcamp; dynamic conversations with dedicated educators; relevant sessions created by and ... Read More »

Recap: October 2016 Board of Education Meeting

NCHS Teachers present at school board meeting

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education met on October 17th to recognize the continued excellence and support of our mission by our staff, students and community members. Mr. Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School, recognized the contributions of Eddie Brittain and Chrystal Chapman, citing their ongoing dedication to the students of N-CHS.   Dr. Rosanna Whisnant, Principal of ... Read More »

Conover School Fall Festival

Conover School crafts

On Thursday, October 13, the Conover School gym was buzzing with excitement as they held their annual fall festival.  Parents and students were treated to a barbeque dinner, popcorn, and homemade doughnuts. The games students enjoyed were pumpkin toss, building a scarecrow, face painting, bobbing for pumpkins, apple fishing, scarecrow toss, leaf toss and a cake walk.  One of the ... Read More »

Kid Connection’s 4th Annual Fall Festival

Students at fall festival

  North Newton Elementary will be host to this years Kid Connection Fall festival. What better way to celebrate a workday than with nearly 200 of your closest friends, classmates and students from neighboring districts as they come together to bounce and play for the day. With Kid Connection’s commitment to leadership and community events, the annual fall festival has ... Read More »

Folk Art Festival Held in Newton for First Time

Screenshot of downtown Newton, NC

Story by Emily Johnson Every year, the Hickory Museum of Art hosts the Foothills Folk Art Festival in October. This year, the festival was held in downtown Newton on Saturday, October 1st and was sponsored by Catawba Valley Medical Center. The festival commenced back in 2005 when the Hickory Museum of Art first showcased folk art from the collections of ... Read More »

3rd Annual Run for Maggie Registration is Open Now!

Registration for the 3rd Annual Run for Maggie 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run is now open! Please take just a minute to register at  and knock that off your to-do list. We’ve set a goal for 300 participants for our third year, and we need your help to reach that! Please have a friend register with you! Or ... Read More »

Marshall Steam Station Employees – South Newton Partners

Mrs. Humphrey accepts donation check

Hats off to the AWESOME employees at Duke Energy’s Marshall Steam Station! These wonderful community supporters chose to donate $750 of their employee-raised community service funds to South Newton Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year. These discretionary funds will be used to meet various educational needs of our students. Pictured here are Mr. Wesley Powell, representing the Duke Energy employee group, and Mrs. ... Read More »